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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

Egypt is an extraordinary destination no modern-day adventurer should miss. Experience it for yourself with Uniworld’s “Splendours of Egypt & the Nile” river cruise and land journey, now accepting bookings for October 2017. One of the world’s most fascinating and evolved civilizations, this majestic destination has entranced archaeologists and historians for generations. Our 12-day itinerary delves into the ancient Egyptians’ complex belief system, mystifying rituals, brilliant artistry, ingenious feats of engineering, and innovations that changed the course of history.

Uniworld’s tantalizing cruise/journey onboard the most luxurious ship on the Nile—the River Tosca—highlights multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many other astounding locales, including the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the tomb of King Tutankhamun, the enigmatic Great Sphinx, and the Pyramids of Giza—the sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Venture forth with an Egyptologist as your expert guide. Discover Nubian culture during an exclusive home visit. Indulge in high tea at a historic hotel depicted in Death on the Nile, ride in a traditional sailboat, and revel in superb onshore accommodations.

To cruise the Nile’s legendary waters—surrounded by dramatic scenery and millennia-old sites—is the ultimate way to experience Egypt’s magnificent and enduring heritage.


Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

2017 | 12 DAYS FROM Cario to Cario

SHIP: River Tosca

City Highlights: Cairo, Dendera, Luxor, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Edfu, Esna

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Egypt is a land no modern-day adventurer should miss. To cruise aboard the most luxurious ship on the Nile is the ultimate way to experience Egypt’s cultural heritage.

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Cruise & Tour Highlights

Temples of Luxor and Karnak
The Temple of Karnak is the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the 134 gargantuan stone columns of its Great Hypostyle Hall is one of Egypt’s most impressive sights. The nearby Temple of Luxor is equally spectacular, especially when viewed at sunset.

Valley of the Kings
The remote and barren Valley of the Kings served as a royal necropolis for almost five hundred years. One of the smallest but best-known tombs in the valley belongs to the boy king Tutankhamun, discovered by British Egyptologist Howard Carter in 1922.

Temple of Hathor
Typically depicted with large cow’s ears, Hathor is the goddess of music, dance, love, beauty, and fertility. While many grand structures were created in her honor, Hathor’s beautiful temple in Dendera is considered the best-preserved temple in all of Egypt.

Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx
The Pyramids of Giza are collectively the sole survivor of the fabled Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the largest of them—Khufu—is a bona fide architectural masterpiece. The pyramids and the nearby half-man, half-lion Great Sphinx are all UNESCO-designated sites.

Temple of Hatshepsut
The mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut was an unusual structure even in its day, designed to blend into its natural surroundings on the west bank of the Nile. It features a series of dramatic terraces set against a stunning backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs.

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Top to bottom: Temple of Abu Simbel, Luxor; Great Pyramid, Giza; Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

For the five-night land portion of our Egyptian itinerary, luxurious accommodations are provided at the award-winning Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.

Ideally situated along the banks of the Nile River, this opulent, five-star property offers some of the most spacious accommodations in the city. Luxurious guest rooms take full advantage of its riverside setting, featuring wonderful views of the Nile, the island of Zamalek, and the Citadel of Salah al-Din. Marble bathrooms have a deep soaking tub, large double vanity, separate glass-enclosed shower, and cosy bathrobes. Most guest rooms have a large panoramic window or a private outdoor terrace, and all have triple-glazed windows to ensure a cool and quiet stay. Other amenities include high-speed Internet access, multi-line telephones, CD and DVD players, and a flat-screen television with a wide selection of international satellite channels.

The Four Season’s Spa and Wellness Centre is the largest of its kind in Cairo. Recharge with a decadent Cleopatra Bath or enjoy one of the hotel’s signature spa treatments—the Pharaonic Massage—which uses aromatic poultices filled with fresh chamomile to promote deep relaxation. The hotel also features a well-equipped fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, and indoor and outdoor pools.

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Top to bottom: Four Seasons Suite, In-Suite Service, Restaurant

River Tosca

Cruise the Ganges in complete luxury, exploring villages and sites inaccessible by road and encountering a surprising variety of wildlife, including freshwater dolphins, parrots, and many other colorful species.

The elegant, 82-passenger River Tosca is a luxurious all-suite ship recognized the finest vessel cruising the Nile. Every suite features modern amenities and a French balcony for enjoying incredible views of Egypt’s timeless scenery.

Facilities and amenities onboard include:

  • Beautifully appointed suites with a French balcony, custom-made beds dressed in fine linens, generous built-in closet, individual climate-control thermostat, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and safe
  • Private baths with a tub, shower, quality bath products, plush towels, hair dryer, robes, and slippers
  • Stylish lounge with full-service bar, library, and restaurant
  • Sun Deck with cabanas and swimming pool
  • Well-equipped fitness centre and massage room
  • Wi-Fi access in public areas

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Top to bottom: River Tosca Presidential Suite, Suite, Sundeck, Lounge

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